NOTES ON QUEBEC: Petit-Champlain

DSC_0237DSC_0210Petit Champlain is the oldest and by far the most picturesque commercial district on the continent

After visiting it this summer, I was practically rolling around in the snow with excitement to explore it during the Christmas season. Here’s a glimpse. 

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The entire neighborhood, located just below the magnificent Chateau Frontenac (can you see it up the stairs in the first picture, through all of the snow?), is festively decorated from doorstep to rooftop for the holiday season. The star of the show, and the busiest street in the district, is the Rue du Petit-Champlain, pictured above. The funiculaire is a quick, fun way to quickly transport yourself from the stretching promenade of the Chateau Frontenac down to the charming neighborhood of Petit-Champlain while offering unique views of the district and the Saint Lawrence River. 

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Pot en Ciel has a collection of kitchen gadgets, quality cookware, and festive dining ware that I find particularly tempting, but be warned: it’s a little pricey. 

DSC_0206 DSC_0207The rows of wreathes and garland crowning pairs of snow-covered shops make Rue du Petit-Champlain the perfect backdrop for next year’s Christmas card. See above, where I forced my boyfriend’s parents to pose against their will for multiple photos even though they’re the ones that are responsible for this grand Canadian Christmas adventure. I’m just the worst.

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And yeah, I made my boyfriend pose too. Wouldn’t want him to feel left out in the cold. (hah)DSC_0204 DSC_0202 DSC_0203 DSC_0201DSC_0236DSC_0247

Meet Jenna. Jenna is skeptical of the magical staircase.DSC_0250jk Jenna’s just really happy to be in Canada too.

 

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